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A person who makes shoes and other footwear as a profession.
cobbler, bootmakersoutercordwainer, snob, snabbroguer, cloggerView synonyms
- ‘I just picked up my new sandals from the shoemaker (a little hut by the side of the road, with two men busily hammering and sewing and glueing).’
- ‘For instance, the baker can now exchange his saved bread for a pair of shoes with a shoemaker.’
- ‘Within a country when a baker imports shoes from a shoemaker he pays with the bread he produced.’
- ‘The designs are beautiful drawings, but the costume builders and shoemakers must have had to make many adjustments for a dancer's body.’
- ‘When everything settled down, we showed the drawings of the shoes to the shoemaker.’
- ‘The membership was composed not as yet of the very poor but of disgruntled students and schoolteachers, and the usual artisan élite of printers, builders, and shoemakers.’
- ‘Cordwainers, or shoemakers, were another important town trade for centuries.’
- ‘Spanish shoemakers are complaining that Chinese shoes take away almost all their business, by undercutting their prices, party through illegal means.’
- ‘Craftsmen plied their trades as cloth makers, shoemakers, tailors, carpenters, butchers and malt makers while weekly or monthly markets provided an outlet for surplus agricultural produce.’
- ‘Note that credit here is the transfer of ‘real stuff,’ i.e., eight saved loaves of bread from the baker to the shoemaker in exchange for a future pair of shoes.’
- ‘The next largest industrial group were in the clothing trades, most conspicuously tailors and shoemakers.’
- ‘At the bottom of the scale were trades serving local markets, such as carpenters, masons, bakers, or shoemakers.’
- ‘The hats were the size of a coin, with each little shoe fashioned by famous French shoemakers of the time.’
- ‘He was the second oldest of nine children born to John and Mary Ann Quinn, a shoemaker and a talented dressmaker respectively.’
- ‘Quality shoemakers know this and offer a wide range of comfortable footwear options.’
- ‘It was then that shoemakers began creating individual shoes for the left and right feet.’
- ‘Although the young town had its own blacksmiths, wheelwrights, shoemakers and ropemakers, it never developed its own business centre.’
- ‘Musicians, like shoemakers, construction workers and teachers, are so accustomed to being underpaid that many people consider it counter-productive to even think of paying them fairly.’
- ‘Every shoemaker will tell you why their shoes are the best for everybody but of course that's all marketing hype.’
- ‘It had two butchers, two coopers, two weavers, a shoemaker, blacksmith, a cornmill, a pound, a lime kiln and, of course, a pub.’
- ‘He is drawn to the lanes of the city day after day, his camera capturing images of locksmiths, shoemakers, barbers, tailors and residents going about their daily affairs.’
- ‘Also, dancers with mismatched feet can - and often do - fine-tune the size of each shoe with a special order to their shoemaker.’
- ‘But then we stepped out at Pingyao, a perfect walled city where the little wooden shops have red lanterns hanging from them, and shoemakers sit making satin slippers until 10 or 11 at night.’
- ‘The balls were probably made by a souter (a shoemaker or cobbler), whose stitching skills were essential to producing a good ball.’
- ‘The German shoemaker began selling sneakers with three stripes along the side more than 50 years ago, and expanded into clothing around 1967.’
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